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“Good wine but food is poor !”
Review of La Gattabuia

La Gattabuia
Ranked #60 of 402 Restaurants in Matera
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $29 - $61
Cuisines: Italian, International, Wine Bar
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed May 27, 2019

We didn't had a good experience at this restaurant. Welcome is was poor, not very friendly, the restaurant offers a nice decoration. The wine was good but the food was not what we expected. Not good, no taste. When we said we was disappointed, the waiter said " i don't speak english", but she understood something wrong. No one came to try to understand why we were not happy.
Please, next time check if your guest was happy about your food.
We left without any thanks... I don't recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Thank zipili
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Reviewed May 18, 2019

We arrived for dinner and I had only two starters having had a big lunch my partner had a set menu of 5 courses. We were served an interesting amuse bouche of sous vide cucumber with beetroot powder. Everything is elegantly presented. I had aubergine parmagina (light and tasty with very interesting tomato ice cream) initially followed by a fave bean spinach, scampi and fois gras - which was quite pleasant but I did not like the almost raw scampi but the fois gras was nicely cooked The portion sizes we had were small to medium. We had wine by the glass which were enjoyable. My partners meal description taken from the menu: Fagottino di scarola su cremadi Taleggio Lucano −
Parmigiana di melanzane, burrata e gelato al pomodoro
Era "La Poveraccia"... Cavatelli, coulis di datterini, crema di olive e capperi, alici del Cantabrico e pane di Matera •−Maialino* in doppia cottura con crema di peperone giallo
Cannolo de la Gattabu - it was a diverse and interesting option to give a flavour of the region and innovative all beautifully presented. Service was friendly and prompt. The chef sent me an additional cannoli as he didn't like to see me not eating! Very kind. I made the mistake of having a tea after the meal - which was poor and luke warm but my partner had a great coffee. This is a restaurant with great ambitions - not all dishes were perfect but inspiring and creative.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Thank happyholidaygirl059
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Reviewed March 20, 2019

We have been 5 persons to have lunch at a Friday in march 2019. There weren't much people in the restaurant. We choose the local antipasti (very tasty) an then octopus for a starter. Then 3 of us had agnello (very good) and the other beaf. To accompany the meal with had a really marvelous red wine (40 EURO), aglianico del vulture, eleano 2013, simply perfect. Service was at it's best, good recommendations, not to expensive. For dolce we tasted different proposals from the service, that were all very good. Regarding the atmosphere of the restaurant; as it was too cold and windy to eat outside we had taken place inside in a beautiful an sober place. Worth to go back for sure

Date of visit: March 2019
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Thank kaychristianlux
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Reviewed January 27, 2019

Excellent pasta (Maltagliati pasta with white local lamb meat souce) and even better cannoli (local sweet). Very good local wine - Bauccio! Service - very pleasant.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Thank Jurkovic
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Reviewed November 14, 2018

We had the pleasure of eating here for our 40th anniversary based on the recommendation sought from our hotel Maison D'Ax for a typical restaurant. The restaurant is located not far from Piazza Duomo on the corner of Piazza del Sedile. An elegant restaurant with lovely ambiance with a mix of locals & tourists. Pleasant service from the staff. All of the courses were delicious & complemented by the wine recommended to meet our desire to have a regional wine. It was certainly a meal worthy of the occasion and have no hesitation in recommending it to others and would return if we ever go back to Matera. I can highly recommend the Maltagliati pasta with white ragout of lamb .

Date of visit: October 2018
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Thank Y2239RNpeterf
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